The NEOS Server offers CONOPT for the solution of nonlinearly constrained
optimization problems. Problems can be submitted to CONOPT on the NEOS
server in AMPL or GAMS format.
CONOPT is a solver for general nonlinear programming models with sparse
nonlinear constraints. It is a feasible-path method based on the
GRG (generalized reduced gradient) algorithm. CONOPT is well-suited to
models with very nonlinear constraints. It is a fast method for finding an
initial feasible solution that is particularly well-suited to models with
few degrees of freedom. Also, for models where many equations can be solved
one by one, CONOPT will take advantage of this property. Similarly, CONOPT
eliminates from the model intermediate variables only used to define
objective function terms and moves the constraints into the objective
CONOPT was developed and is currently maintained by ARKI Consulting
and Development A/S in Bagsvaerdvej, Denmark. For more information, visit
the CONOPT website.
The user must submit a model in AMPL
format. Examples are provided in
section of the AMPL website.
The problem must be specified in a model file. A data file and commands
files may also be provided. If the commands file is specified, it must
contain the AMPL solve command; however, it must not contain
the model or data commands. The model and data
files are renamed internally by NEOS.
The commands file may include option settings for the solver. To specify
solver options, add
option conopt_options 'OPTIONS';